So by no means do I intend this to become a cycling blog, no matter how much I love the sport, but it just so happens that my first two blog posts are cycling related, ho hum.
So on Saturday we went over to Colwyn Bay to take a gander at the team presentation for the Tour of Britain which started on Sunday. I didn't really know what to expect but thought it might be worth a look. As with most cycling events you can get up close and personal with all the riders, which is cool if you're chasing selfies and autographs but not my style. We just went with the intention of soaking up the atmosphere. The presentation was being held in the middle of the running track at Eirias Park with the spectators stood and sat on the running track. I thought it was going to be a really busy affair but it actually seemed quite empty. There are 20 teams in the tour this year so it's fair to say that the presentation dragged on a bit as every team had their chance to shine by having 5 minutes on the stage being interviewed. Quite a few of the riders, including a very scruffily dressed Bradley Wiggins, mentioned the VIP buffet and how good the cheesecake was. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any of that buffet. I did however meet Taylor Phinney who is on the comeback from an awful leg break and gave him a little sign I knocked up the day before with "FrankenLeg" (the name he has given his post surgery leg) scrawled onto it which was probably the highlight of the day.
Anyways here's a few snaps from the day.